We’re on a mission to SAVE THE BEES

Since 2011, we’ve been campaigning and fundraising to protect our precious bee species facing dramatic decline. Through our naturally nourishing Bee Lovely range, we’ve donated over $306,000 (£250,000) to bee-friendly charities and helped to save 56 million bees.

2011

We launch our Save the Bees campaign to combat the rapid decline of this vital pollinator.

Our Save the Bees is named Best Campaign by The Ecologist and it raises $16,000.

First Bee Lovely product is launched.

2012

Our Bee Lovely petition launches.

To support donations, our Bee Lovely range is launched with 3% of sales donated to bee-friendly charities.

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2013

We hand in a 117,000-strong Bee Lovely petition to 10 Downing Street helping secure a continent-wide ban on deadly neonictinoid pesticides.

2014

We hit $64,000 in save the bees donations.

Four charities, including London Beekeepers' Association and Plantlife win grants from Bee Lovely donations.

2016

We help the London Bee Keepers' Association plant 1,000 wild flowers at Mudchute Park and Farm.

2017

We launch our Bee Lovely All Over Balm, becoming a deeply nourishing family favourite.

2020

We reach $306,000 in donations, and help save 56 million bees through our partnership with Bees for Development in Ghana.

2021

The UK moves their focus to work in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to raise funds to protect one of Britain's rarest bumblebees.

The US designates The Bee Conservancy to support the bee population of North America.

2022

We deliver a letter to the Prime Minister signed by 55 British businesses and organisations calling for a total ban on neonicotinoids and launch a campaign supporting farmers transitioning to nature-friendly alternatives.

What's next

We have some exciting things up our sleeve to continue making meaningful, lasting changes to safeguard our pollinators. Keep your eyes peeled to see what we're up to and how you can get involved.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our customers, we continue to donate 3% of sales from our Bee Lovely collection to The Bee Conservancy, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Bees for Development and Friends of the Earth.

Make a bee house

  1. Find or make an open ended box made of untreated wood, around 20cm deep and any width/height
  2. Drill holes into dry logs or sections of untreated timber, up to 18cm long, ensuring there are no splinters in the holes and that the holes don't reach the other end. Different sized holes will attract different bees – the harebell bee, for example, will use smaller holes
  3. Hang your bee house in a sunny position, on a firm surface such as a sturdy fence
Bee House